Dr. Fortuno is a new game from Yggdrasil that we've just added to Stakers, and as soon as we saw it we wanted to know more. So we decided that it will be the game we review this week.
When we review a game, we play it for roughly two hours to get a good sense of how the game works and if you'll like it or not. Not every game is for everyone, so our review is designed to give you a full picture of what you can expect. This time around we bet two credits a spin.
When you launch the game, Dr. Fortuno ushers you into a big tent. Once inside, you'll be able to see the reels. They are set up in a five-by-three configuration. On the side, it lists the current jackpot. As of the time of our review, it stood at 155.80 credits. We paid it no mind, to be honest.
On the board itself are various glass vials full of stuff – like brains! There are also three icons that are three rows tall. These include Night Twins, Water Witch, and Fire Head.
Of course, we were naturally curious about the three full-reel-sized icons. Getting three Water Witches didn't pay out very much at all. However, getting three Night Twins scored us a huge win – 1480 credits. That's a lot of cash for a single spin – and considerably better than the “jackpot” level amount.
Randomly, during regular gameplay, you'll land on a wild that expands to take over an entire reel. When this happens, you are taken to a wheel that you can spin. It either pays out in coins, in additional spins, or the jackpot. We got a lot of additional spins, but no jackpot. As we noted above, that was fine with us.
Also interesting were the bonus icons. When you get three, you are taken back to Dr. Fortuno, who shuffles cards and gives you bonus spins with a special feature. We won 10 free spins with an extra wild on the board.
During these ten free spins, eight were winners. That's not a bad ratio at all for a free spins round in a slot machine. We were only able to hit this feature one time, but feel confident that the other features will be just as good, if not better than what we were able to get.
We found this to be a very high variance game. The wins from the potions are few and far between, and they don't pay off very well. Free spins have more actual wins, but also don't pay off as much as other slots. However, if you can get three Night Twins, you'll find yourself with a huge win – so huge that an hour and a half later, we were still up more than 200 credits.
So what you need to do is have enough of a bankroll to chase those big wins. If you go in with not much of a bankroll, you'll probably end up stuck.
Which is fine. We know a lot of our players really enjoy high variance games. And if that's you, then you'll love Dr. Fortuno.
We give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. We only take away a half point for the jackpot not really seeming that great.